Ratings

A.M. Best Affirms Ratings of Munich Re and Subsidiaries

A.M. Best has affirmed the financial strength rating (FSR) of A+ (Superior) and the issuer credit ratings (ICR) of “aa-” of Munich Reinsurance Company (Munich Re) (Germany) and its subsidiaries. Concurrently, A.M. Best has affirmed all debt ratings of Munich …

A.M. Best Assigns A- (Excellent) Rating to Kelvin Re in Guernsey

A.M. Best has assigned a financial strength rating of A- (Excellent) and an issuer credit rating of “a-” to Kelvin Re Limited (Guernsey). The outlook assigned to both ratings is stable. The ratings reflect Kelvin Re’s strong capitalization, diversified projected business profile within …

Litmus Analysis on S&P’s Decision to Withdraw ‘Public Information’ Ratings

A report from London-based Litmus Analysis examines the decision by Standard & Poor’s to withdraw “its entire North American and EMEA ‘pi’ (public information based) insurance ratings. This amounted to 38 ratings withdrawals in EMEA and 131 in America.” Litmus …

A.M. Best Upgrades Ratings of Mapfre Panamá

A.M. Best upgraded the financial strength rating to A (Excellent) from A- (Excellent) and the issuer credit rating to “a” from “a-” of Mapfre Panamá S.A., Panama City, Panama. The outlook for both ratings is stable. The upgrade of the ratings …

A.M. Best Upgrades Ratings for Reaseguradora Patria

A.M. Best has upgraded the financial strength rating to A from A- (Excellent) and issuer credit rating (ICR) to “a” from “a-” of Reaseguradora Patria, S.A. (Patria Re) (Mexico). The outlook for these ratings was revised to stable from positive. Concurrently, …

Best Upgrades Ratings of Taiping Reinsurance

A.M. Best has upgraded the financial strength rating to A (Excellent) from A- (Excellent) and the issuer credit rating to “a” from “a-” of Taiping Reinsurance Company Limited (TPRe) (Hong Kong). The outlook for both ratings is stable. The ratings …

A.M. Best Affirms Rating of Kiln Syndicate 510

A.M. Best has affirmed the financial strength rating of A (Excellent) and the issuer credit rating of “a+” of Lloyd’s Syndicate 510 (United Kingdom), which is managed by RJ Kiln & Co. Limited (RJ Kiln). The outlook for both ratings …

A.M. Best: Saudi Market Returning to Profitability

The Saudi insurance market continued its strong growth over the first half of 2014 with gross written premium expanding 24 percent compared with the first half of 2013, according to a new Best’s briefing. The briefing, titled, “Saudi Market Rebounds …

Best Places Gulf Re Under Review

A.M. Best has placed the financial strength rating of A- (Excellent) and the issuer credit rating of “a-” of Gulf Reinsurance Limited (Gulf Re) (United Arab Emirates) under review with negative implications. The action follows an accepted appeal by Gulf …

Litmus Analysis’ Shipperlee Explains Current Re/Insurance Ratings

As the former head of A.M. Best in London, and a senior executive with Standard & Poor’s, Litmus Analysis Senior Partner Stuart Shipperlee has a very complete knowledge of what re/insurance company ratings are, and, perhaps more importantly, what they …

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